Class of 2017 Seniors Get Serious At College Fair


By Lauren Ahern


On Wednesday, September 14, 2016, Pueblo class of 2017 seniors attended this year’s first college fair during second period. Because of the block schedule, the senior class was divided into two sections so that students would have enough time to visit with various colleges and programs.

Many colleges were available to Pueblo seniors, including Arizona Christian University, Central Arizona College, New Mexico State College, Pima Community College, Universal Technical Institute and Prescott College. Several military branches were also present.

Senior Mikaela Sesma-Nuñez said, “This college fair was very helpful to me, and as I get ready to graduate from high school in about nine months, it helps me transition to the next step.” She paused and added, “I want to study cosmetology at Pima [Community College], and I was able to get a lot of useful information from the PCC reps today.”

Another senior, Griselda Miranda, said, “This [college] fair made me realize that I need to start preparing for my future, and college is definitely a part of that future. What an eye-opening experience, but it’s reality. I’m seriously considering attending either N.A.U., the U of A or even New Mexico State [located in Las Cruces] because their admissions office doesn’t require Tucson residents to pay out of state tuition.”

Ms. Mandy McTavish, Pueblo’s new College and Career readiness coordinator, organized this event.

She said, “This college fair required a lot of organization—including a lot of phone calls! I was very pleased with that the seniors conducted themselves professionally. This won’t be the last college fair seniors will experience this school year.”

McTavish added that she would like all seniors to attend Tucson College Night at the Tucson Convention Center on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, an event that hosts more than a hundred different colleges and universities from around the state and entire nation.

College Night Nearing For Class Of 2016 Seniors

Kenya Acosta El Guerrero Pueblo
By Kenya Acosta

The excitement is brewing as the 42nd Annual Tucson College Night to be held on Tuesday, Sept. 29, is just two weeks away, and this event promises to open doors for several thousand seniors across the Tucson metro area.

More than 200 colleges and universities will be presenting and showcasing their unique college opportunities as well as their information. Among the list of schools attending this year are Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University, Northern Arizona University and Cornell College.

Last year, an estimated 100 seniors from Pueblo High School attended this event. Erik Gutierrez who took part of the event last year, said, “This event was very helpful, and I was able to learn a lot of different things from different colleges.”

A scholarship raffle will entice students to participate in this event which will be taking place at the Tucson Convention Center Exhibition Hall from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

All seniors are encouraged to attend and discover the many options they have available to them. Indeed, College Night will be a night of adventure for all seniors as they take a peek into their futures.

Health & Human Services Career Fair

Representatives on hand to answer career questions.
Representatives on hand to answer career questions.

Pueblo held its 4th Quarter Career Fair inviting representatives from Health & Human Services to talk to our students during both lunches. Representatives from the following were present:

  • Bio 5
  • Northwest Fire District
  • Pima County Bar Association
  • Protein Technology
  • Tucson Fire Department
  • UA Sports Medicine
  • Others

If you would like to partcipate next year, please contact Kata Mapes at 520.225.4463.

Arts & Communication Career Fair

Students ask question to representatives on hand
Student had opportunities to ask questions

Many students took the time to visit the different areas set up for our quarterly Career Fair today. The focus was careers opportunities in Arts & Communication. The following presenters were on hand:

  • Univision
  • Telemundo
  • Access Tucson
  • KUAT
  • HOT 98.3
  • Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication
  • Arts Institute
  • Pima College Digital Arts
  • Pima College Fine Arts & Photography
  • Dodson Photography
  • Steven Meckler Photography
  • The Art Center Design College
  • The Art Institute
  • Barbizon

Representatives were delighted to answer questions and hand out informational brochures to interested students.

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If you are interested in participating in our next Career Fair, please contact Kata Mapes at